Encore Control System - AV-iQ

Encore Control System - AV-iQ
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Encore Control
System
An Open, Scalable System for
Multi-Facility Routing Control
Grass Valley™ products offer the most comprehensive, multi-format
solutions for acquisition, production, storage, and playback—and
a strong foundation for centralized, proactive status and activity
monitoring.
A Scalable Control System that Grows with Your Needs
The Encore™ system is an open, scaleable platform for full router and
facility control. Featuring tight integration with automation systems,
third-party routers, and other equipment, the Encore system makes
it easy to consolidate media assets under a single, unified control
system. Its modular design lets broadcasters and other high-quality
content creators select just the level of control they need. At its most
basic level, the Encore system can configure the crosspoints of a single
routing matrix—and easily expand that control up to multiple matrices
as large as 2048x2048. Users can also add tally and machine control
via Ethernet or serial interfaces. And a selection of hardware and
PC software control panels that work across the room or across the
country via IP LAN/WAN connections offers centralized or distributed
management of all devices under Encore system control.
Robust Feature Set
The Encore system offers complete configuration and robust control
capabilities. Up to 32 router (or matrix) levels can be configured. It
can also set up tie-lines for transparent inter-matrix operations, and
support multiple users with unique access privileges and restrictions.
With software control panels, users can control sources and
destinations right from their PCs. Encore introduces the concept of
Areas to routing allowing identical names to be assigned to different
areas. This simplifies name definition such that eg. VTR1 can exist
in a production area, and a distinct editing suite each controlling a
different VTR named VTR1.
Encore controls a wide range of Grass Valley routers
by means of its high speed Ethernet network
including Trinix™, Apex™, Concerto™, 7500 WB,
and 7500 NB. Legacy 7000 Series and Horizon
routers are serially controlled. In addition, the Encore
can control the popular Grass Valley Venus™ routers
with a serial interface to a VM-3000 protocol
translator. A wide range of third party routers can
also be controlled through a number of supported
serial interfaces.
Encore interfaces to our various master control and
production switcher products, including M-2100,
Saturn™, Kalypso™, Zodiak™, and XtenDD™
systems. This allows these products to control
routers, and access router source and destination
names for source selection and name display.
In addition, the Encore system supports audio
attribute processing on Grass Valley Apex, 7500 NB,
and Concerto Series digital audio matrices; users can
swap two audio channels, invert either channel, sum
the channels, or duplicate a channel to feed mono
input to both channels.
key features
• Scalable design for selecting just the
right level of control
• Controls routing matrices ranging from
32x32 to 2048x2048
• 10/100Base-T interfaces
• Supports multiple controller frames for
simultaneous control processing in large
or complex systems
• Supports NetCentral™ software for SNMP-
based status monitoring and diagnostics
• LAN/WAN support enables inter-, intra-
facility control
• Assortment of dedicated hardware and
computer-based software control panels
• Ethernet-based control of Trinix, Apex,
Concerto, 7500 WB, and 7500 NB routers
• Serial control of Venus and 7000 series
routing systems
• Interfaces with many third-party routing,
tally and automation systems
• Interfaces with Grass Valley master
control and production switcher products
• Powerful tie-line management
• User access control with powerful
security layer
• Full redundancy
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Sophisticated Control of Large and Diverse System
The Encore Control System adds new levels of functionality with many options for integrating Encore
into existing routing systems.
Encore Engineering
Workstation Applications
Encore Ethernet
Control Panels
Encore Controller(s)
Notification via
Pager, E-mail
or Phone
Eight Destination
Paging Panel
Encore Ethernet
Control Panel
Windows GUI Applications
• Configuration
• Local Router Panel
• Local Machine Control Panel
• Router Status
Encore Controller
with GSC option
RS-422 Serial
Interface Option
48 Button
Programmable Panel
Distributed Applications:
• System Manager
• Router Control
• Panel Servers
• Tie-Line Manager
Advanced Universal
XY Panel
32 Button-Per-Source
Programmable Panel
GPI Interface
Serial Interface Options:
• Automation
• Series 7000 Matrix
• ES Switch/Jupiter
• 3rd Party Matrix/Tally
• Horizon™ Matrix (Q1 03)
Interface to
Andromeda™
Tally/UMD
System
NetCentral
SNMP Manager
Opto-Isolated Relay
Inputs
Closures
75Ω Coax
Series 7000
Control Panels
RS-422
Internet IP
Connection
10/100 BaseT Switched Ethernet LAN/WAN
RS-422
7500 NB Digital
Audio Router
Encore
Serial Controller
RS-422
Concerto
Multi-Format
Router
Apex Digital
Audio Router
Acappella™ Routers
Concerto
Multi-Format
Router
SMS 7000
Control System
Jupiter™
Saturn Master
Control System
M-2100 Master
Control System
VTRs
Crosspoint
Bus
Dedicated Tie-Lines
(shown with Gecko™ 8900
signal conversion)
Series 7000
Routers
Encore Operator
Workstation
7500 WB Digital
Video Router
Profile® XP
Media Platforms
Trinix™ Digital
Video Router
Scale Up to 2048x2048 with Encore Controllers
Using dedicated and compact 2 rack unit (RU) controller frames, users
can scale an Encore system to support large, multi-matrix, multi-location
configurations. Each controller frame supports up to two controller
boards and two redundant power supplies. Users can combine multiple
Encore controller boards on an Ethernet facility network to increase
throughput by dividing tasks—and program the controllers to function
as dedicated control panel servers, tie-line managers, or as additional
system controllers to speed overall system response.
For mission-critical applications users can add redundant power
supplies and controller modules or even redundant controller frames,
each fitted with redundant controller modules, to increase system
reliability. Adding redundant Encore controllers to the network provides
an extra level of redundancy for mission critical applications. Each
Encore controller frame can support two groups of eight serial I/O ports
for applications such as automation interfaces.
Multi-Facility System Control
Because the Encore system uses standard RJ-45 10/100Base-T
Ethernet connections, users can expand control across multiple locations
using standard IP networking techniques. From providing a journalist
on the Encore system’s network with a PC control panel for selecting
sources to complete control of remote facilities with extensive routing
matrices, the Encore system uses standard Ethernet routers, switches,
and WAN/LAN equipment.
Machine and Tally Control
Extensive and sophisticated machine control is available within the
Encore architecture. Augmenting conventional serial control, the Encore
system allows for Ethernet-based machine control for devices such as
Profile XP Media Platform systems. This control makes it possible to
issue commands to applications across a network, such as those that
oversee the transmission of programming and commercial spots to
remote locations.
The Encore system supports both Router Control Language (RCL) and
Grass Valley’s popular SMS-7000 Native Protocol with the addition of
commands to support Encore’s added feature set. Since virtually every
Venus
Multi-Format
Router
XtenDD Digital
Production Switcher
Kalypso™ Video Production Center
FUTURE CAPABILITY
major automation system and tally system vendor offer Native Protocol
interfaces, these interfaces work seamlessly with Encore as well as
SMS-7000.
Global Tie-Line Management
Tie-line management, first introduced in the Series 7000 control system,
allows for the transparent routing of signals between levels. Tie-lines
make all the sources on a remote routing matrix available to users on
a local matrix through software-controlled interconnections. When a
user requests a source that is not found on the local matrix, the request
is automatically assigned to a tie-line and acquired from the remote
matrix. Placing conversion equipment on tie-lines between matrices with
dissimilar signal types eliminates the need for a dedicated converter
for each source. The Encore system adds to this proven technology
the ability to configure tie-lines globally from a central location for all
matrices in the system, including those located remotely.
Logical Matrix Mapping
Logical matrix mapping maximizes crosspoint utilization by subdividing
a physical crosspoint matrix into multiple logical matrices, eliminating
the need for dedicated crosspoint modules for different types of signals.
In addition, crosspoints can be selectively assigned to ensure that input
signals are only routed to appropriate output destinations. These logical
matrices can be tied to a single control level for simultaneous switching
(such as audio/video, video/key, or R/G/B). Logical matrix mapping
also makes it possible to group device connections, simplifying system
cabling. The Encore system’s matrix remapping feature minimizes
system recabling associated with equipment upgrades. When changing
the type or format of equipment on an input or output, the Encore
remapping feature requires only a modification of the logical matrix table
to reassign signals to the correct inputs or outputs.
Sophisticated SNMP Remote Monitoring
To ensure optimal uptime, Encore system users can deploy SNMP
(Simple Network Management Protocol) agents to proactively check the
status of devices that reside on one or more facility networks. These
agents can report status information—such as an over-temperature
condition that may indicate improper air flow—to an SNMP remote
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Encore Controller
Redundant power and control are available for missioncritical applications.
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Software Control Panels Offer Desktop Convenience
For the occasional user, or a user in a remote location, software control
panels can be displayed on any PC connected to the Encore system
LAN/WAN. The Encore system lets administrators set a user’s level of
access and control to prevent unwanted operations and to grant new
levels of functionality.
Growing Selection of Control Panels
For fast, push-button control in control rooms or studios, there are a
variety of Encore control panels. Using an Ethernet connection, adding or
relocating panels is quick and easy.
Advanced 32 Button-Per-Source Programmable Control Panel
• Great for use in tape or disk duplication rooms and mobile applications
for fast, immediate access to sources in a compact 1 RU panel
• Multiple levels to selected destination(s) with full breakaway control
• Software-enabled configuration of source-selection buttons from the
panel itself
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• Per-button assignment of source, level, and salvo
• Panel grouping expands beyond 32 sources by using additional
48 button panels
48-Button Programmable Control Panel
• Versatile, general purpose and fully configurable 1 RU
• 48 programmable push buttons to select source, level, destination, salvo,
or Lock/Protect
• Configurable from 48 x 1 to any XY combination with direct source
destination selection
• Panel grouping expands beyond 48 buttons by using additional 48 button
panels
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Advanced Universal XY Programmable Control Panel
• 1 RU control panel for simple source and destination selection
• Can be programmed to control single or multiple destinations
• User-programmable keypad with two sets of prefix/suffix selection to
preset sources or destinations
• Separate displays for preset, status, and level
• Eight configurable buttons for sources, destinations, salvos, or access to
the second set of prefix/suffix
• Panel grouping increase the number of configurable buttons by using
additional 48 button panels
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Eight Destination Paging Control Panel
• 2 RU panel for control and display of any eight sources and destinations
at a time
• Configurable Hard/Soft Lock or Protect with Lock/Protect or Force
Unlock/Unprotect advanced features
• Two sets of sixteen prefix/suffix selectable through Shift function
• Scroll through 48 pages of levels and destinations
Encore PC-based Soft Control Panels
• GUI versions of 32 Button per Source, 48-Button, XY and Eight
Destination Paging Control Panels
• Configuration and operation the same the hardware panel versions
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Ordering Information
Customer Service Commitment
Control Hardware and
Software
Control Panels
ENC-CTLR-FRM
Encore 32 button per source control
panel (1 RU) with local source
configuration
Encore controller frame (2 RU)
Includes: Controller module, single
power supply and Encore software for
this frame
ENC-BPS
ENC-XY
ENC-CTLR
Encore universal XY control panel
(1 RU)
Additional controller module, Holds
max. one ea. SIO
ENC-48B
ENC-CTLR-HW
Encore controller frame (2 RU)
Includes: Controller module, single
power supply. Encore software is not
included: Encore site software required
ENC-SW
Encore software single site license
on CD
48-button control panel (1 RU)
ENC-PMB
Paging multi-bus control panel (2 RU)
* Reference the Encore Ordering
Guide (2WW-9422) for a more
comprehensive list.
ENC-SIO
Eight-port serial control module –
Option mounts on CTLR module.
Provides RS-422/RS-485 RJ-45 ports
for serial control applications
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Preventative maintenance packages
Training and educational programs
Technical support services and centers
Parts, kits and repair services
Support agreement
– TechPRO all-inclusive package with software, hardware and on-site
support coverage
– ServicePRO semi-inclusive with software and part coverage
– PartsPRO with advance exchange of parts only
• Software and documentation
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For more information contact Service Sales in your region or visit us
online at www.thomsongrassvalley.com/support.
ENC-CTLPS
Redundant power supply for
CTLR-FRM
ENC-SR-CAB4
Encore serial redundant cable kit – for
four ports
ENC-NETCEN
NetCentral “SNMP” agent for Encore
controller – one per site
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Fax
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Support
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